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The Young Lords and the Social and Structural Roots of Late Sixties Urban Radicalism

Clarence Taylor

in Civil Rights in New York City

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780823232895
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240876 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823232895.003.0008
The Young Lords and the Social and Structural Roots of Late Sixties Urban Radicalism

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The history of the militant urban activism in the late 1960s suggests that organizations like the Young Lords and the Black Panthers were spawned by the deep and unprecedented social and economic changes taking place in northern cities in the postwar period, and that their practices and politics were also tied to these developments. The history of the Young Lords Party challenges mainstream depictions of the civil rights and Black Power movements. It suggests that although racial inequality in America impelled the movement's emergence, the objectives and character of protest were integrally interwoven with grievances of social and economic import and driven by a strong class impulse.

Keywords: urban activism; Young Lords; Black Panthers; civil rights; Black Power; racial inequality; protest

Chapter.  8298 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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